RB Richardson not a lock for opener-- Wed Aug 22 7:05 pm --
"A chance" the third overall pick will play in Browns' opener
Barring unforeseen disaster, Brandon Weeden will line up under center when the Cleveland Browns host the Philadelphia Eagles in the season opener. Who Weeden will hand off to remains as cloudy as ever. Rookie running back Trent Richardson hasn't practiced in weeks or played in either of the team's two preseason games after having his knee scoped earlier this month. Browns president Mike Holmgren told SportsTime Ohio, via The Plain Dealer, that "there's a chance" Richardson will be ready for the Sept. 9 tilt, but the team is reluctant to rush him back. Richardson will run in a pool Wednesday and might do the same out of water next week. The team's first-round pick "should be back on the field doing something next week," Holmgren told the site. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Expect Montario Hardesty to see plenty of touches throughout September as Richardson is cautiously inserted into the Browns' offensive attack.